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Write On: 'A Family Affair' Writer Carrie Solomon

“I came up doing improv where failure is the golden standard. And in improv, if you're not failing, you're doing something wrong. I feel really lucky that that was one of my bridges into entertainment and creativity, to have such a loving relationshi...

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Screenwriter Spotlight: How Anna Klassen Turned Competition Wins into a Thriving Career

Finding your way into the Hollywood screenwriting circle is one of the hardest hurdles any aspiring writer has to face. However, there are several ways to break in. One of them is screenwriting competitions.

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3 Writing Lessons from 'Orphan Black: Echoes' Showrunner Anna Fishko

Who doesn't love a story identity, mysterious pasts, and...4D-printed body parts? Anna Fishko, showrunner and Executive Producer of sci-fi thriller Orphan Black: Echoes, pulls out all the stops in this expansion of the Orphan Black world, twisting pe...

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Write On: 'Inside Out 2' Co-Writer Dave Holstein

In this episode of Final Draft's Write On podcast, we talk with Dave Holstein, co-writer of the upcoming Disney/Pixar sequel Inside Out 2, which takes us back into the mind of a now teenage Riley as she navigates a whole new crop of personified emoti...

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Write On: 'Late Night' Host Seth Meyers

“Just a shout out to everybody who's listening who has ever written a movie. This is a true story –

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Write On: 'Ezra' Writer Tony Spiridakis

“From Robert De Niro, I learned not to force anything. Not to force your idea of how something should be and then go from there. Not, ‘Oh, this should be funny,’ or ‘Oh, I'm going make you cry.’ That's the wrong thing. You just need to think about th...

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Write On: 'Bridgerton' Showrunner Jess Brownell

“One of the main things I’ve learned from Shonda [Rhimes] is to focus on what you really want to see, yourself, in a season. Not necessarily what should happen. I remember on Scandal, in the writers room, we would craft what we thought were these per...

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How Writer Jason Kaleko Got His Foot in the Door With Big Break

In a world filled with countless screenplay competitions, how do you know which ones can have the biggest impact on your writing career? For writer Jason Kaleko, Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Contest was the competition that leveled up his ca...

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Write On: 'Challengers' Screenwriter Justin Kuritzkes

“Tennis is an amazing sport to think about a love triangle because it’s so deeply charged erotically," says Justin Kuritzkes, screenwriter for the new film Challengers, starring Zendaya. "Tennis is a game that’s so steeped in repression, but also in ...

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